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Legislation updating Indiana's felony code for the first time in more than 30 years was signed into law today by Governor Mike Pence. House Enrolled Act 1006 is aimed at ensuring Indiana's criminal sentencing policies are fair and consistent for both victims and offenders. The new law divides felonies into six levels instead of four and puts tighter restrictions on the worst offenders' ability to get out of prison early, as offenders must now serve at least 75-percent of their sentence as opposed to 50-percent under the previous law. To view the sentencing reform proportionality chart, visit http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_republicans/images/photogallery/Steele/Different%20format%20HB%201006%20Proportionality%20Chart.pdf.
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